"Officials Unveil $80M Cleanup Plan of Passaic River"

"NEWARK — The first steps in a Superfund cleanup of massive dioxin deposits in the Passaic River were unveiled by officials today."

T"he $80-million cleanup of the carcinogenic substance at the Diamond Alkali site on Lister Avenue has begun with the construction of a metal enclosure in the water, inside of which dredging will not kick the highest concentrations of pollution into the rest of the river, officials said.

The 200,000 cubic yards of sediment to be removed from this site in March is only a small part of the 4 million to 10 million cubic yards that need to be taken out of the river, officials said."

Seth Augenstein reports for the Star-Ledger The Star-Ledger October 31, 2011.

Source: Newark Star-Ledger, 11/02/2011